Do poker dealers pay to work?
June 19, 2005 11:13 PM Subscribe
When I was at the Indian casino tonight, the dealer mentioned that he had to pay the casino to work there. Was this BS or standard casino procedure?
posted by Ugh to Work & Money (18 answers total)
He couldn't go into much detail but after one of the players at the table tipped him, he said something along the lines of him having to pay the casino a set amount to work each night, and then he was allowed to keep the tips. I honestly do not understand how he could make a living this way because the dealers I saw were averaging about $1 to $3 in tips an hour. I've heard of exotic dancers having to pay high-end clubs in order to dance there, but I didn't know this happened in casinos as well. This was at a $4/$8 limit hold em game if that matters. Was he totally BSing in order to get more tips?